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Oct 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
come together to find smart answers, including retraining workers and providing education later in life. the good news is there are places where this important work is already being done. in philadelphia, they're confronting the problem head on with a program that is giving people new skills and new hope. so tonight we begin a new phase-in our advancing the dream series with the focus on training, on education, on finding common ground to close that skills gap. joining me now are sheila ireland, director of the program i just mentioned, the west philadelphia skills initiative and joyce bacon who's participated in the program. thank you both for being here. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> sheila, you're able to really help people get skills and get the jobs that they need. how? >> well, over the time that we've been able to be doing the west philadelphia skills initiative, what we've come to understand is, is that in west philadelphia specifically, we've been mining local gold. there's talent in this ranks of unemployed people that you're talking about in terms of the skills gap. and what
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